The new adaption of the classic sci-fi children’s novel A Wrinkle In Time is a $100 million production from Walt Disney Studios, and it has an all-star cast to match.
Led by Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Chris Pine, it also co-stars Mindy Kaling, Zack Galifianakis, and introduces young Storm Reid in a star-making turn. She plays the middle school heroine Meg Murray, a girl who must travel across space and time (with the help of three angelic guides) to rescue her father Alex from an evil force. It’s a story about how light and love overcome the darkness.
From director Ava DuVernay (Selma) and a screenplay by Jennifer Lee (Frozen), this is a rare live-action big budget adventure that’s PG-rated and family friendly. Crosswalk was able to attend a preview screening on the Disney Studio lot and hear from the director and cast.
Here are five things we learned: four reasons to be excited about this new major blockbuster, and one disappointment to prepare for (especially for fans of Madeleine L'Engle’s beloved book).